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“Belus Van Smawley came from the Appalachian foothills in western North Carolina. When Belus was 13, his father bought a small farm a half mile from an abandoned railroad depot along the old Southern Line. “In that depot, the young boys of Ellenboro improvised a peach-basket gym to play in during inclement weather, and in […]

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